Replacing network-offline (old version 2xmonitor) with NM wlan 0% signal strength icon
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Sun Mar 22 00:47:23 UTC 2009
Op vrijdag 20-03-2009 om 17:48 uur [tijdzone +0000], schreef Matthew
> Yep. We're very pleased that there are OEMs selling computers with
> Ubuntu pre-installed, so that millions more people are using Free
> Software. And we're happy to accept feedback from those OEMs on
> their customers have with Ubuntu, even if some of that feedback is
> private. We're not going to make unrealistic demands that they do all
> their product development in public.
Studies that haven't seen any peer review aren't very convincing in both
the scientific community *and* the open source community though, and
there is a good reason for that.
Even if many "ordinary people" maybe won't be able to judge such a
study, I'm sure they will have more trust in a study that's available
for public scrutiny than in some "secret report" that impacts their
Imagine the government would decide that internet should be forbidden
for common citizens, pointing to a secret report as proof, and cut off
all internet access, how would you react? For all we know, their claim
might be as valid as this OEM usability study...
Conclusion: I hope Canonical does everything possible to explain
psychology 101 to their OEM partners. :-P
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